I started this program on Monday. It surprised me, how easy it was to do. 20 minutes aerobics and 45 lifting weights every other day. I was ready to give up before this. I weigh 250 lbs. and am 5'5" . I have two sweet boys via c-section. One c-section the normal way and the other they cut me straight down. My husband made a comment that my stomach looks like an a** in the front. I ask my GYN Dr if my stomach would every look normal and he said no, because they cut every single muscle straight down. Does anyone think this is true?
When working out this week, I really tried to push to get that High Intensity mentioned in the book. It really felt great to be a work and moving about- then I could feel every muscle I worked out. I loved it. I just weighed myself and I now weigh 244lbs. I am going to be 44 in October and look forward to finishing my 12 weeks and then restarting again.
Its funny to me, that when I met my husband I was 28 y/o and weighed 125 lbs. I never was over weight, always very active, and ate very healthy. I am now obese and I have the reverse disorder of someone thinks they are always over weight. If I don't look in the mirror, I truly still think I am that 125 lb girl. So, yesterday I placed a full length mirror in the kitchen by the refrigerator to remind me to eat health, no unhealthy snacks and to keep going forward.
Hope everyone is doing well too. WE CAN DO THIS!!!
Congrats on a successful week one!
I for one do not believe that what your doctor says is true. I am 51 and had two kids the normal way. It is very common for the muscles to separate in the middle with pregnancy and mine did. It isn't noticeable really anymore.The body has tremendous capability to heal. your stomach may never look like a supermodel but then not even supermodels have stomachs that look like supermodels. They airbrush them if they are not perfect.
great idea about the mirror. We all have that syndrome. We march along not really seeing ourselves until one day we see a picture or catch sight of ourselves in the mirror and say who is that frumpy woman?
I am finishing week three. I did finish a challenge about a decade ago so I know it can be done. I know you can do it!
Thank so much for the reply Killarney; It keeps me motivated and encouraged.
So happy you are up to week three. Way to go!
I know what you mean about the reverse affect. At the beginning of summer, my family and I all went to an amusement park with my mother-in-law. We were bombarded at the entrance gate with those folks wanting to take your picture so at the end of the day you can pick them up. Well she insisted we all take one together. At the end of the day when we went to pick up our photo, I wanted to cry! She thought we looked great and wanted to buy one and all i kept noticing was this woman who was overweight and had a double chin! I was literally fighting to hold back tears and had to look away. (that was my awww moment) I didn't want no one to ever see that picture. Needless to say she bought one and then bought one for us. I have it hidden...but I look at it for motivation so next time she is in town (she lives 300 miles away) I will look much more healthier and feel better about myself.
She is already talking about a cruise for next year..so I better work hard! :)
Love the mirror idea in the kitchen.
It's never too late to be what you might have been ~ George Elliot
Thanks for the reply Amber-
I know I look in the mirror and wonder who ate me.
I hate taking photos, but I feel its not fair to be in the family pictures. Someday my kids will look back and wonder why was mommy not here...I get in the pictures and realize it's my fault I look this way. Now I am hoping like you..your family pictures will look great and you will be strong, beautiful and confident that the past is behind us forever.
I know when your cruise comes next year..you will be ready.
Keep up the good work
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